Your street bike – Which bike is the one for you?

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There are so many different types of bikes that a normal person can't really handle all the specific names. Everyone who wants sell you a bike will tell you that only the bike he has is the best for you. But is this right?

Only you can know which bike you need. It's all about the type of riding you prefer. Do you want to ride on normal streets?? Do you want to ride off road?? Do you want to ride only once per week?? Do you want to ride hours every day?? Do you want to be part of some competitions??

What is possible in the region you live?? Are there clubs you could apply for membership?? So sit down take these things to heart and think about it. Ask yourself what you want do. Otherwise you will spend money for something you really don't need. Nobody wants to do things he doesn't like.

You made your decision? So we can start.

- You want to ride on normal streets? OK. You don't need an expensive bike. Take a bike with a suspension fork to absorb the small road holes. Don't think about a rear shock because you won't feel a difference to a hardtail. You only have to spend more money. The shifting system should have 18-21 gears. Wheels should be 26''.

The frame can be made out of aluminum because it's not so expensive and kind of low in weight. You just need normal V-brakes because you shouldn't get thermal problems. The seat will be the most important part for you. Choose one that is very comfortable to avoid some pain when you drive a longer distance.

- You want to be part of street competitions? So you need a racing cycle. Be aware to spend some money for your bike. Racing cycles are very very low in weight. They shouldn't weigh more than 8kg and have no suspension because of the the weight. The wheels are normally 27'' or 28'' and very slim. Racing cycles have a special shifting system. There are only one or two rings ahead and up to eleven rings at the back.

The material of the frame depends on the money you will spend in you bike. The cheapest frames are made out of steel. Aluminum has the best price-performance ratio for frames. If you'd like to spend more money you can get frames made out of carbon or titan but be aware of the fact that they have also some negative side effects. The brakes used are only V-brakes because of the weight and normally you will drive forward without hitting your brakes.

There are so many different types of bikes that a normal person can't really handle all the specific names. Everyone who wants sell you a bike will tell you that only the bike he has is the best for you. But is this right? Only you can know which bike you need. It's all about the type of riding you prefer. Do you want to ride on normal streets?? Do you want to ride off road??

Do you want to ride only once per week?? Do you want to ride hours every day?? Do you want to be part of some competitions?? What is possible in the region you live?? Are there clubs you could apply for membership?? So sit down take these things to heart and think about it. Ask yourself what you want do. Otherwise you will spend money for something you really don't need. Nobody wants to do things he doesn't like.

You made your decision? So we can start.

- You want to ride on normal streets? OK. You don't need an expensive bike. Take a bike with a suspension fork to absorb the small road holes. Don't think about a rear shock because you won't feel a difference to a hardtail. You only have to spend more money. The shifting system should have 18-21 gears. Wheels should be 26''.

The frame can be made out of aluminum because it's not so expensive and kind of low in weight. You just need normal V-brakes because you shouldn't get thermal problems. The seat will be the most important part for you. Choose one that is very comfortable to avoid some pain when you drive a longer distance.

- You want to be part of street competitions? So you need a racing cycle. Be aware to spend some money for your bike. Racing cycles are very very low in weight. They shouldn't weigh more than 8kg and have no suspension because of the the weight. The wheels are normally 27'' or 28'' and very slim. Racing cycles have a special shifting system. There are only one or two rings ahead and up to eleven rings at the back.

The material of the frame depends on the money you will spend in you bike. The cheapest frames are made out of steel. Aluminum has the best price-performance ratio for frames. If you'd like to spend more money you can get frames made out of carbon or titan but be aware of the fact that they have also some negative side effects. The brakes used are only V-brakes because of the weight and normally you will drive forward without hitting your brakes.

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